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Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Email, Real Estate, Internet of Things, and Natural Language Processing. Highlights include APIs for IP location services and an API for determining carbon offsets. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Last week, Amazon announced a plan to end path-style API requests for its AWS S3 object storage solution starting on September 30, 2020. Currently, Amazon offers S3 users the ability to choose between two URI styles, path-style and virtual-hosted style, and it had decided to retire the former.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Artificial Intelligence, Demographics, Movies, and Monitoring. Highlights include the Windows Defender ATP API and a GraphQL API for GitLab. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Today at Google I/O, the company highlighted key updates to the API that will allow developers to fine tune the way that end users interact with authentication prompts, as well as providing new tools for recognizing device compatibility.
At the its Build developer conference on Monday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced ElectionGuard, an SDK designed to make voting systems more secure. It is part of Microsoft's Defending Democracy Program and will be offered free of charge under the MIT Open Source License.
Today at one of Google I/O’s morning sessions, Svetoslav Ganov (Android Team engineer) and Charmaine D’silva (product manager) discussed some of the privacy changes in Android Q. They also highlighted best practices for building privacy forward apps.
Today at Google I/O 2019, the company’s annual developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai proclaimed that Google is working to “build a more helpful Google for everyone.” In addition to new features that increase accessibility, the company also addressed key concerns over data privacy.
APIs are some of the best ways to get access to data and to share files—large and small—back and forth between users. But are they the only option out there for businesses to utilize? Depending on what your company does—and what it needs its data for—there are other options instead of APIs.
Microsoft recently announced the general availability of its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) API. The offering is a suite of APIs built for security operations teams. The goal is to eliminate custom bridging between various security applications and enterprise systems.
Google Private Catalog promises to give enterprise IT administrators more control over which apps are accessible to developers across the organization. The tools help businesses remain compliant and collaborative, while reducing failures and waste. Here are the details you need to know.
42Crunch recently introduced an end-to-end, cloud-based API security platform. The platform looks to displace the legacy approach to API security which requires administrators to deploy a number of disjointed tools. The platform includes holistic audits, scans, and protection to secure APIs.
Severe lapses in security pose a massive risk to those who bank via mobile device. Researchers recently revealed that the mobile apps of 30 financial services firms could be compromised in as little as eight minutes thanks to unprotected source code, sensitive data, and weak API keys.
AWS has introduced Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE). SPEKE is an API specification that aims to standardize integration of DRMs with encoders, transcoders, and encryptors. Prior to SPEKE, such communication was done on a one-off basis, with a custom API between DRM and encryptor.
Facebook has been under fire to combat election interference on its platform for years. The company has addressed the issue before governments, in new features, and through new policies. This week, as EU elections loom, Facebook announced its most comprehensive plan yet. Will it work? Is it enough?
Apple this week updated all of its core operating systems with critical security patches The company repaired vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS, tvOS, iCloud, iTunes, and Safari for iPhones, iPads, Macs, consoles, and Windows machines. Developers and consumers should update as soon as possible.
On the heels of recent research that indicates rampant secret leaks in public repositories, GitLab has included a new check feature in its 11.9 release. The new check, secret detection, scans repository contents for API keys and other data that should be treated as secret by the user.
Learn how Freemius, a WordPress plugin business services company that provides management tools to developers, dealt with a security vulnerability in its SDK. The company describes the struggles it had working with people in the industry as it tried to manage how best to roll out its fix.
A research team at North Carolina State University has published findings regarding API token and cryptographic key leaks. The team scanned public GitHub repositories for almost six months and covered 13% of public repositories. Thousands of leaks occur daily, many go unremedied.
Researchers found a flaw in Chromium-based browsers that left devices open to attack. A bug in WebView made it possible for hackers to install malware and/or instant apps that could then hook into the owner's browsing and log-in data. The problem impacts all versions of Android since 4.4 KitKat.
A recent survey shows 27% of Americans choose not to publish something online for fear of harassment. Some of tech's most innovative companies are scrambling to combat toxic and abusive online speech. A new Jigsaw/Google Chrome extension, Tune, allows users to limit their viewed toxic comments.